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#1 director of sound

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Posted 29 April 2011 - 09:44 PM

ok here we go, in order, the "V", the "X", 8-point mandala/star, 16-point mandala/star, double "V"
first off lay your shirts flat after the soda ash soak and smooth out all wrinkles.
the "V"
fold in half down the center....
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mark out a arc'ing line from the middle corner to the sleeves....
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pinch 1/4" folds along this line keeping the line strait along the folds...
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tie off along the line really tight and also 2 other ties about 3/4-1" to each side of the center tie...
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the "X"
fold in half same as the V and mark a sideways V starting in the center...
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pinch folds again, same as in the "V"
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and tie off also like the "V" with three ties to each fold.
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the 8-point mandala
start with the shirt flat and fold the bottom up to the top...
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fold each corner over on the opposite sides so you have a triangle
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and mark a series of "V's on it
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pinch 1" folds along the V's (its pretty hard when that thick) and tie off with string tightly at each of the V folds.
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the 16-point mandala
fold as if it were an 8-point then fold one more time to get a smaller triangle... and mark a few strait lines across it.
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tie off along those lines keeping it flat and tight will impart some folds you want..
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from the corners of each of these ties tie an "X"
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do this to the rest of the ties untill you get to tie tip, you should have something like this...
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the double "V"
mark out like this after folding in half...
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and pinch folds along the lines as in the V or X, keep it tight and do both at the same time so the intersection of lines is tight. it is very difficult to keep both togather when folding so go slow with it, you can allways start over... but in the end you should have something that looks like this...
http://mycotopia.net...=1&d=1304131230



dye application and wash out results in the next post....:headbang:

#2 Phungivore

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Posted 29 April 2011 - 09:47 PM

Freaking AWESOME:headbang: :rasta:

#3 BotanyPhD

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Posted 29 April 2011 - 10:51 PM

Show some of the finished products.. would LOVE to see some..

#4 director of sound

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Posted 29 April 2011 - 11:21 PM

re-sizing the pics of the dyeing process right now, you have to let the dyed shirts sit to set for at least 6hr so ill get the pics up as soon as possible. kinda just finished dyeing them:headbang:

#5 dfar

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Posted 30 April 2011 - 12:13 AM

YES!! looking forward to seeing the final products!

#6 director of sound

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Posted 30 April 2011 - 12:23 AM

Dye the "V"

first outline the outside of the 2 ties with black (on both sides of the shirt)
http://mycotopia.net...=1&d=1304140408

then bands of blue, purple, red and yellow (really use what ever colors you want to)
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one end of the shirt is dyed purple fading from dark to light purple (dilute small ammounts of dye with water or dye premix)
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the other end is dyed green yellow and orange (faded togather)
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dye the "X"

dye bands the same way as the V then choose what colors for the excess fabric, i chose orange, blue and splashes of red/yellow with sprinkles of black (dip a gloved hand into the dye and flick your fingers)
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dye the 8-point mandala

dye colors in bands and V's on both sides.
http://mycotopia.net...=1&d=1304140408


dye the 16- point mandala, same thing as above V's and bands. i hit the strait ties with black then dyed vertical bands of color between those black bands.
http://mycotopia.net...=1&d=1304140408
(more colors were added just to shoe how...)


dye the double "V"


starting in the center i did yellow red purple blue and finally black rings
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and again dye mostly solid colors on the excess fabric.
http://mycotopia.net...=1&d=1304140850


wash out results will be posted tomarrow...

and for you that dont know where to get good procion MX dyes and other tiedyeing chems: http://www.bestdye.com/index.php

and instructional DVD's ( i learned most of what i know from these) www.truetiedye.com

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Posted 30 April 2011 - 12:29 PM

Great stuff, DOS! I think I gotta give it a try.

#8 King Ebenezer

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Posted 30 April 2011 - 01:54 PM

Hell yeah thanks DOS! Summer is the perfect time to do some tie dyeing

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Posted 30 April 2011 - 02:00 PM

oh hell yea DOS I wanna make me some of these babies I have never had a home done tie dye shirt and I am totally making some once I have the shit I need lol
keep the pics comin!:headbang:

Edited by ethnobotanist420, 30 April 2011 - 02:01 PM.
paraghraph was fucked for some reason lol


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Posted 30 April 2011 - 04:04 PM

Tie-dye-tastic Man...

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That is some groovy shit!

Can't wait to see the finished product in action!

#11 director of sound

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Posted 30 April 2011 - 07:05 PM

okay here they are!:headbang::headbang::headbang::headbang::headbang::headbang::headbang::headbang::headbang::headbang::headbang::headbang::headbang::headbang:


The "V"
http://mycotopia.net...=1&d=1304208243



The "X"
http://mycotopia.net...=1&d=1304208243



The 8-point mandala (turned out more like a butterfly!!:amazed:)
http://mycotopia.net...=1&d=1304208243



The 16-point mandala
http://mycotopia.net...=1&d=1304208243



The double "V"
http://mycotopia.net...=1&d=1304208243


P.S. letting the folded project dry out compleatly before dyeing will give you better deffinetion between the colors, they wont bleed into each other as much...

Edited by director of sound, 30 April 2011 - 07:22 PM.

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#12 Rhyno

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Posted 01 May 2011 - 01:45 AM

Great thread! Thanks for the instructions so nicely laid out.

#13 Sittinheavy

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Posted 01 May 2011 - 09:20 AM

Sweet, thanks for the info and the shirts look great. Keep up the good work!

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Posted 01 May 2011 - 11:35 AM

Thanks for sharing DOS.
I got to make my first tie dye with a friend about 15yrs ago and have been meaning to make some again ever since.
Seeing this thread makes me want to make some again.
Always loved tie-dye shirts but they are 10 times better when you make them yourself.
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#15 cym

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Posted 01 May 2011 - 07:13 PM

i saw a tie dye at a street fair recently where this guy was doing all kinds of things, one of the best looking was of an acoustic guitar in the middle.

looked pretty cool.

#16 kinkyluckylucy

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 03:58 PM

"P.S. letting the folded project dry out compleatly"

About how long does it take to dry completely?

#17 director of sound

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 04:53 PM

a few days. once the soda ash soaked project is dry the dye will not spread as much as if it was dry allowing for finer details to be made when dyeing.




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